I am! A book of reminders

Juana Medina, 1980-

Book - 2022

Remind yourself every day how amazing you are with this joyful celebration of ... YOU! The words and pictures in this book are here to remind the reader how wonderful they are! Focusing on helping to build emotional literacy, self-esteem, and self-worth as well as improving communication skills.

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Subjects
Published
Boston : Versify, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2022]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780358621256
0358621259
Main Author
Juana Medina, 1980- (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Colombian author-illustrator Medina (creator of the Juana & Lucas series) gives little ones an uplifting collection of affirmations in this Todd Parr–esque picture book. It opens by saying, "The words in this book are here to remind you how wonderful you are. Say them out loud or just to yourself. The important thing is to remember them." Each of the 15 self-esteem-building statements ("I am strong," "I am confident," "I am giving," "I am curious," etc.) is written on a page with a solid-color background. The facing page features a complementary illustration of a person demonstrating the highlighted quality or behavior. Medina uses saturated colors and thick black lines to create simple, sweet figures who encompass a wide range of skin tones, ethnicities, and physical abilities, implying that these value statements apply to everyone. These are words worthy of repeated reading that all children deserve to hear. A simple but important facet of building healthy self-concept. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

"The words in this book are here to remind you how wonderful you are. Say them out loud or just to yourself," enjoins declarative text at the start of this simple affirmation collection, a follow-up to I Will! Spreads present individual children repeating truths: "I am expressive!" exclaims text at the center of one boldly colored page, while the facing page shows a light-skinned child in a towel singing beside a bath. Medina's thick-lined digital graphics go on to profile children with a range of abilities and skin tones smiling with satisfaction as they display calm, curiosity, humor, strength, and beyond to bright, confidence-inspiring effect. Ages up to 4. (Apr.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Reminding young readers just how special they are and inspiring them to have confidence in themselves, this bold, playful and self-affirming picture book helps children build emotional literacy, self-esteem and self-worth. 30,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A bold, playful, and self-affirming picture book by Pura Belprâe Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina inspires children to have confidence in themselves"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina, I AM! helps inspire young readers to have confidence in themselves. This paper-over-board picture book, the second in the I WILL! series, grabs the eye with bold, colorful illustrations and simple text. I am strong.I am confident.I am funny.The words and pictures in this book are here to remind the reader how wonderful they are! Focusing on helping to build emotional literacy, self-esteem, and self-worth as well as improving communication skills, I AM! is the perfect read aloud for kids and adults of any age.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A bold, playful, and self-affirming paper-over-board picture book by Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina, the second in the I WILL! series I AM! inspires children to have confidence in themselves.   

Review by Publisher Summary 5

A bold, playful, and self-affirming picture book, the second in a series, to inspire children to have confidence in themselves, by award-winning author Juana Medina. I am strong.I am confident.I am funny.The words and pictures in this book are here to remind the reader how wonderful they are! Focusing on helping to build emotional literacy, self-esteem, and self-worth as well as improving communication skills, this new series is the perfect read aloud for kids and adults of any age!